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COVID Passports Have Killed the Democrats’ Narrative on Voter ID

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It’s stunning. It really is awfully stunning. The boomerang always smacks the liberals in the mouth. Maybe some teeth go flying—it’s deserved. When someone oozes the smug, self-righteousness that leaks out of the typical American liberal, especially the white, college-educated type who think their s*** don’t stink—it makes the fall even sweeter. We all know American liberalism has no principles. There’s nothing but rot, so these self-owns are common. Yet, how long have we heard about how problematic voter ID laws are? From the mouth of Democrats, their allies in the media, and lefty activists, the Left’s rage against those fighting for election integrity is astonishing? They’re against voter ID laws but totally fine with a fascistic passport system to deal with COVID.

Yeah, it’s been tossed around. The Biden White House wants some sort of system that would permit Americans to return to daily life, but we would need a passport to do so. Don’t you dare leave home without it. 

Want to travel to another state? 

"May I see your passport." It’s an internal passport system. Do you know who had that? The Soviet Union. It will also track who got the vaccine and store that data in a hub, which won’t ever be targeted for hacking, right? We trust the government with all of this. The same federal apparatus who let the U.S. Office of Personnel Management get hacked under Obama in 2015? Yeah, this plan doesn’t have any icebergs in front of it, right? That’s the technical aspect. The civil liberties aspect is nothing but a minefield. I wrote about this yesterday, but look at what The Washington Post said is part of this initiative:

The Vaccination Credential Initiative includes the Mayo Clinic, Microsoft and more than 225 other organizations, many of which have pledged to use the code when administering shots.

Biden administration officials privately acknowledge the high stakes of the effort.

Proof of vaccination “may be a critical driver for restoring baseline population health and promoting safe return to social, commercial, and leisure activities,” according to the March 2 slides prepared by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and obtained by The Post.


U.S. officials say they are grappling with an array of challenges, including data privacy and health-care equity. They want to make sure all Americans will be able to get credentials that prove they have been vaccinated, but also want to set up systems that are not easily hacked or passports that cannot be counterfeited, given that forgeries are already starting to appear.


One of the teams working on vaccine passports is the Vaccination Credential Initiative, a coalition endeavoring to standardize how data in vaccination records is tracked.

We’re letting Big Tech quarterback the majority of this drive. Are we nuts? So, Big Tech, who is hated on the Right for censoring conservatives and equally loathed on the Left for supposedly helping the Russians win the 2016 election for Trump—they didn’t—is going to be looked upon as the go-to folks to get this fascistic passport system going? Yikes.

What about people who cannot get the vaccine? What about children under 16? They can’t get the shot. What about those who might have a religious or moral objection (whatever those may be)? What about couples who might want to get pregnant? Are these people just screwed? Those with passports can travel, but the unvaccinated cannot? Will there be a national vaccine mandate? You can see how this could all quickly go off the rails? But voter ID is racist evil or something.

COVID killed the Democrats’ voter ID narrative. Period. You cannot be against a method of protecting voter integrity but be totally fine with an identification system that’s wholly more intrusive.

Is this why the experts were dragging their feet regarding the reopening? We’re close to herd immunity, according to Johns Hopkins Doctor Dr. Marty Makary. He notes that instead of good news being shared among medical experts regarding the vaccination rates, which have soared past 100 million, we’re hearing doom and gloom. Get the shot but stay in your homes. We’re seeing multiple studies about the vaccine and natural immunity—all pointing to the fact that reinfection is rare. In fact, natural immunity from COVID might be lifelong. 

Makary cites Monica Gandhi, an infectious-disease physician and professor at the University of California, in his op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. Gandhi says, "Natural immunity after COVID-19 infection is likely lifelong, extrapolating from data on other coronaviruses that cause severe illness, SARS and MERS." Now, given that statement, Makary hopes everyone gets the vaccine just to be sure. Still, the lack of natural immunity consideration with Dr. Fauci and his lab coat fascists doesn’t paint the whole picture, which I was told was key concerning the scientific method. Instead, Fauci and his crew are all about the vaccine-only approach to immunity. When you have that narrative and the vaccination rate is in the low 20s percentage-wise, yeah, I get the panic it drives among liberals and their media allies. There’s also an ulterior motive here, though.

"The false construct does create a greater urgency for everyone to get vaccinated. But it also creates false justification for continued excessive restrictions on freedom. And it raises the possibility that authorities are misallocating the limited vaccine supply by failing to direct it toward people without natural antibodies," wrote Makary. 

The experts are dragging their feet because they’re buying time to get a new system of oppression installed to replace their smoke and mirror show. It’s why they’re all over the place trying to keep fear alive. It’s a game of bureaucratic whack-a-mole. Get the shot, keep wearing masks, stay inside, and don’t let your kids play with one another without masks because they can get infected. No, they can’t. Kids seldom get it or spread it. Even Joe Biden said so: 

The problem is there are enough idiots in liberal America to make this chipping away at civil liberties a reality. Again, take my freedom, but don’t you dare have a voter ID system for our elections. What a mess. 

If this becomes an action item, then America is teetering on the edge of medical fascism. The lab coats will call the shots. We’ll be in a true technocratic nightmare…over a virus with a 90+ percent survival rate.

If America ends based on that stat line, then maybe this experiment in freedom and liberty should end in total disgrace. 

Last Note: Also, let's stop acting like voter ID laws are unpopular. They're not–they never have been.


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